The Amazon Android App store has been a huge success for the Seattle based company. Not only does it allow people to download and install apps, but it is the ecosystem of choice for the Kindle Fire. Reports today indicate that the App Store will be opening in Europe this summer and app submissions should occur next week.
All Things D has mentioned that Amazon has registered six disintitive domain names for the launch of their App Store. The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, and Spain are going to be the first markets to get access. Indeed, those markets could provide many new customers for the Fire/Fuego/Feu/Fuoco/Feuer.
The expansion into Europe will finally get the Kindle Fire away from being a US exclusive and will give more people the opportunity to purchase it. This is pivotal because Fire sales have decreased from 4.1 million sold last quarter to a paltry 750,000 units.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.